Ask Slashdot: Is the Recycle Bin a Good GUI Metaphor?
Instead of catering to their bad behavior use negative reinforcement to teach them better behavior. "If you delete the file and can't recover it then YOU will type the document back in, in addition to your regular tasks"
First Alpha of Qt For Android Released
What happened to the demo video?
Ask Slashdot: Is There a War Against Small Mail Servers?
I have business class cable service and get preemptively blocked by an "anti spam" organization because it's IP address is on a cable block. There are better ways to prevent spam but it's profitable for ISP's so they don't care. Unless we start a class action lawsuit I doubt there's much that can be done about it.
Slashdot Launches Re-Design
+ for a lot less busy
- for low contrast small text. The zoom function does work well though
Overall I like it better. Thanks
Should Younger Developers Be Paid More?
Agreed, Life isn't fair. If the senior programmer can't get a better salary it might be a wakeup call for him to learn more marketable skills.
How Do You Prove Software Testing Saves Money?
Kudos! Well thought out and written response.
Stargate Universe Cancelled
Storys were weak and badly thought out, Little action, and characters I could not care about. The writers/producers/directors need a wake up call. This is it
Programming Mistakes To Avoid
Just add more code! That always makes it better. Closely followed by "It's unreliable/broken" "We've got to rewrite that old xxxx in m$'s new blah-ty-blah framework!".
'I Just Need a Programmer'
Many fiction writers have told me the same story about their own profession. Somehow people think the hard work of making an idea real is the easy part.
What 2D GUI Foundation Do You Use?
I can second this recommendation. If you're not going windows only look at Qt.
Paying With the Wave of a Cellphone
So it charges everyone who walks by and sends the money to me instead of the store?
Is Linux At the End of Its Life Cycle?
Journalism 1: Write a story titled "Is xxx dead?"
Insert popular item of choice in place of 'xxx'.
Generates controversy and people keep falling for it.
NHibernate 3.0 Cookbook
NHibernate's implementation might be fine for Java but sucks for Desktop applications. Instead of paying the cost of parsing the object mapping files once (when the web server is started) you pay for it every time you start your application. It also guarantees that your efficiency is awful because of the way it's designed. Do yourself a favor and use something else.
Security Strategy: From Requirements To Reality
Seems like the same old blather. I don't see anything in the authors credentials that lend any credibility to what he's proposing.
Should Being Competitive With Windows Matter For Linux?
Amen! The article is just journalism 101 games to whip up controversy.
The Science of Battlestar Galactica
Didn't care about the characters. They didn't act like real people. The background made no sense. It's "pawn stars" writ large.
How Not To Design a Protocol
A pretty interesting write up :)
Microsoft Charging Royalties For Linux
You can be sued at any time, by anyone, for any reason, no matter how stupid.
Further, you must defend yourself in court, or you will automatically lose.
It's expensive for the person suing you so it's not generally done unless they're really angry or really rich.
Does any of that description fit any person or corporation in the story you posted?
The suit will be thrown out but Microsoft hopes by the use of fear to control you without actually having to pay lawyers.
They have lawyers on staff who get paid anyway so there's no down side to this unless you call their bluff or stop buying their stuff because of their practices.
Up to you man.
Australian Visitors Must Declare Illegal Porn To Customs Officers
OMG! Too funny. If I had mod points right now you'd get all of them.
Five Times the US Almost Nuked Itself
Nukes will not go off accidentally. Which should be obvious if there were five opportunities and none of them went off.
It's hard to get a nuclear explosion. It will not happen in a fire etc.